Emerald Commons


Project Team:

Dennis Langley
Tina Kress
Carmen Gerdes

Completion Date:

2006

Project Cost:

$5,500,000



Project Description:

A team of Community organizations has developed the first large scale supportive housing project in Cleveland. The project has 52 studio units for single homeless or potentially homeless adults. The building has ground floor spaces for community meetings, education, computer training, exercise, and life training units as well as offices for Social Service staff and secured outside community spaces. The building design relates to the context of West Cleveland and the existing streetscape while developing an articulation with various brick and bay colors that breaks down the facade into “townhouse” scaled elements.